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ChingazMyBoy 09-30-2009 05:42 AM

Trick Training Thread
 
Hey,

Well I thought that it would be good to create a thread for all the people who are teaching/taught their horse(s) tricks. You can ask for advice, show pictures, videos and just talk about how you taught your horse tricks and what trick it was.

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I've taught my ex-race horse TB a few tricks I've taught him to bow - with and without rider, Paw, Smile - His still trying to work that one out and at the moment I'm teaching him lay down.

The first trick I taught Chinga was bow, it was the hardest. He would back up or when he started to bow he would freak out and pull his head back up. But now he can do bow very well.

To teach him smile, I gave him a kiss on the nose one day and he "smiled", so I automatically said smile and gave him a treat, now everytime he does it I say Smile and give him a treat.

Paw was also another trick that happened by "accident". I was getting him to bow one day and he started pawing. So I told him good boy Paw, and rewarded him. He gets better everytime.

ChingazMyBoy 09-30-2009 07:11 AM

Bow:
http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos...9_336634_n.jpg

First time bowing with a saddle -

http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos..._7932069_n.jpg

First under saddle bow - I forgot to sit back -

http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos..._1572070_n.jpg

ChingazMyBoy 09-30-2009 07:13 AM

Paw - He did paw when I asked for bow:

http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos...2_479680_n.jpg
http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos..._1075833_n.jpg

Fire Eyes 09-30-2009 07:33 AM

You shouldn't make him bow with bent legs without you on him, let alone with you on him. It could really hurt his legs, even break them.
Try teach him to do it like this;

http://www.equineeinstein.com.au/ima...ng%20horse.jpg

Lonestar22 09-30-2009 02:13 PM

I wanna teach my donkey to bow. Any suggestions?

eventerdrew 09-30-2009 10:44 PM

eeek. That could really hurt his tendons/bones/ligaments

You should probably have someone hold the leadrope because he could put his foot through the halter and break his neck.

Just looking out for Chinga

$0.02

paintluver 09-30-2009 10:49 PM

My boy is learning to bow. We are kind of stuck though at the moment...

CrazyChester 10-01-2009 03:26 AM

PLEASE, anyone that is more experienced correct me if I'm wrong..


Quote:

Originally Posted by ChingazMyBoy (Post 415520)
Paw was also another trick that happened by "accident". I was getting him to bow one day and he started pawing. So I told him good boy Paw, and rewarded him. He gets better everytime.

but...

Wouldn't that be rewarding bad behavouir? Because you didn't ask or properly train him to 'paw' wouldn't that make him think, "Oh, if I paw she will give me a treat."? If a horse paws in the wrong situation couldn't it be dangerous for you? :? Please..feel free to correct me if I'm wrong. :)

ChingazMyBoy 10-01-2009 04:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eventerdrew (Post 416337)
eeek. That could really hurt his tendons/bones/ligaments

You should probably have someone hold the leadrope because he could put his foot through the halter and break his neck.

Just looking out for Chinga

$0.02


Thanks and that totally makes sence. I'll focus on getting his legs straight.

Fire Eyes 10-01-2009 04:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ChingazMyBoy (Post 416511)
Thanks and that totally makes sence. I'll focus on getting his legs straight.

That can still pull muscles. It's better to get one leg bent down under him.


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